Everybody's familiar with the Craftsman Bungalows, with their distinctive large front porches with thick, square columns; low gabled roofs with exposed rafters; and their numerous windows. It's all those windows that can make the maintenance on these houses a challenge. Because these houses were built in the early 1900's, replacing either the entire window or any of the hardware, glass, or wood trim to match the original is difficult.
Andersen Windows is offering windows for the Craftsman Bungalow that represent the best of both worlds -- they look like historic windows but operate like modern ones. They have tilting sashes for easy cleaning, and low maintenance finishes both exterior and interior that come in a wide variety of colors. The windows can be made in custom sizes and have smoothly operating hardware that comes in both shiny new finishes and distressed ones to give the look of the older hardware and is specially made for each style of window. It's nice that Andersen came up with windows for Craftsman Bungalow owners that look beautiful and open easily and effortlessly rather than with a screwdriver or crowbar.
Lutron has created a system called Sivoia QS Wireless. This is a shade system controlling as few or as many shades in your house as you want whether they are in different rooms or not.
This wireless devise can be used with all of Lutron's range of window components. All systems are created to be quiet and convenient by eliminating any possible wiring problems.
Today, we are spotlighting Andersen Windows. The video below gives a peak into their production system and just how they strive to maintain its 106 year old company quality with sustainability. Over 98 percent of all the material they use is recycled into a meaningful material.
They have been awarded in energy and green certification awards numerously. It's no wonder Andersen is one of the leaders in this industry. The company continues to use innovated ways in reducing emissions and improving energy conservation.
They pride themselves on sustainability, saying it is "More than just a slogan, it's who we are."
I really love this idea! During these summer months we need all the help we can in keeping down costs to cool our homes. This Glydea motorized drapery system by Somfy can create a space that is not only unique but gives you the best use and functionality that curtains can provide. A convenient solution for glare reduction and privacy, Glydea also reduces energy costs and protects furniture from damaging UV rays. They also extend the lifespan of draperies by eliminating the damage associated with manual operation.
Glydea is available for all types of draperies such as Pinch Pleat, RippleFold, and Accordia draperies, and is compatible with various types of controls such as hand-held remotes, wireless wall switches, table top controls, timers, and third-party automation systems. Glydea is backed by Somfy’s 5 year international warranty.
When designing a home remodel we want to encourage as many energy saving ideas to help save you money. This system definitely can do just that and give you the look you want after the remodel is complete!
Replacing windows can give your home the 'facelift' it's needed! These Kolbe Windquest Energy Performance windows can do this but more importantly they provide a service that is twice that of Energy Star criteria and solar heat-gain coefficients above the standard. Available in casement, awning, or studio versions, the windows feature a 1-1/4" triple-glazing system and allow a maximum air infiltration.
Design options include grills in the airspace or performance-divided lites in several bar widths in either white or beige (the exterior may also be color coated with a polyurethane color finish). With many options in windows it's important to know what you're looking at and have an experienced home remodeling contractor to answer any questions you have. Let Homework Remodels help you pick out the right windows for your home.
Upgrading windows that are not functioning properly or have air leaks is one of the places to start when creating a more energy efficient home. Not only making it more energy efficient but also increasing the look and the value of your home as well. Windows have a way of creating elegance and ambiance by utilizing natural light.
The Milgard Essence window is an example of great technology combined with a wooden look you are longing for in your home. It's wooden on the interior with a fiberglass exterior. The windows feature traditional butt joinery and no visible fasteners, nail holes, or staple marks; an integrated weep system keeps moisture from penetrating the interior. With the standard glass package, the windows are Energy Star rated. An optional triple glazing is also available for up to 30% more efficiency.
So when remodeling your home, consider replacing old windows. We encourage you to take advantage of what natural light can do in saving you money while enhancing the look and feel of your home.